Antisemitism largely ignored by Civil Rights Groups as Anti-Semitic crimes spike 409%

Romans 12:17-21 “Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Important Takeaways:

  • Anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York City surge by 409%
  • Antisemitic hate crimes in New York City have recently increased by 409%, representing more than half of all hate crimes citywide.
  • Many of these incidents targeted Orthodox people dressed in distinctive clothing
  • When will civil rights organizations take antisemitic hate crimes as seriously as they do other hate crimes? When will they focus on the perpetrators of those crimes? Until there is a re-centering of efforts, antisemitic acts will remain an uncomfortable fact of life that will be ignored whenever possible by those who are unwilling to look beyond rightwing extremist movements.

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